Two Galleries Chart the Development of Painting as Art

As figuration finds its relevancy again in painted art, two galleriesthat have been stalwarts in exhibiting the medium since 1998are demonstrating that its re-found popularity is, in part, due to younger generations’ iterations of the style. The exhibit, “Painting: Now and Forever, Part III,” is “museum-scale,” according to The New York Times’ Roberta Smith, but “this show is organized with a minimum of what could be called institutional oversight.” There are 100 paintings by 46 artists at three exhibition spaces, and the view of figurative resurgence stretches across established and younger artists, with an emphasis on those who exemplify skill in narrative and process. Read the full review at The New York Times.